History YMMV / CMPunk

26th Mar '17 2:22:58 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* MemeticBadass: In some portions of the IWC, to the point where he has ascended to the Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin, Wrestling/ShawnMichaels, and TheUndertaker level: the inability to get booed. To wit, he ambushed the Undertaker, laid him out with his own urn, then opened up the urn and poured the ashes on Undertaker while slathering them on himself (and keep in mind that, at least in storyline, the ashes were meant to be those of the recently deceased PaulBearer), and portions of the crowd were STILL chanting his name.

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* MemeticBadass: MemeticBadass
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In some portions of the IWC, to the point where he has ascended to the Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin, Wrestling/ShawnMichaels, and TheUndertaker level: the inability to get booed. To wit, he ambushed the Undertaker, laid him out with his own urn, then opened up the urn and poured the ashes on Undertaker while slathering them on himself (and keep in mind that, at least in storyline, the ashes were meant to be those of the recently deceased PaulBearer), Wrestling/PaulBearer), and portions of the crowd were STILL chanting his name.name.
** In 2017 he's still beating Tyler Black and Low Ki by wide margins in ROH's "greatest of all time" fan polls.
1st Jan '17 3:31:05 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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** Any semblance of Punk being viewed as a legit badass was destroyed after his fight with Mickey Gall in the UFC, where Punk threw one punch, was taken down, and quickly beaten with virtually no resistance.

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** Any semblance of Punk being viewed as a legit badass was destroyed after his fight with Mickey Gall in the UFC, where Punk threw one punch, was taken down, and quickly beaten with virtually no resistance. Of course, this requires you to ignore the fact that his opponent, Mickey Gall, is a ''stone-cold asskicker'' who is 4-0 in his professional MMA career (Punk being the 3rd) with no sign of slowing down. Punk isn't even the easiest opponent Gall has had (his 2nd opponent tapped to the same move as in only ''45'' seconds, barely lasting 1/3 as long as Punk).
29th Dec '16 10:44:41 PM RomanBowler
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* NeverLiveItDown: In WWE, CM Punk started doing a slingshot elbow drop and during the time he did so and even afterwards he was always mocked for it by the former wrestlers who work as columnists for the Observer. When Punk imitated someone's else's elbow drop, such as Wrestling/BretHart or Wrestling/RandySavage, he was usually spot on with it too [[RuleOfFunny but they found it more fun]] to insist Punk couldn't do elbow drops period.

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* NeverLiveItDown: NeverLiveItDown:
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In WWE, CM Punk started doing a slingshot elbow drop and during the time he did so and even afterwards he was always mocked for it by the former wrestlers who work as columnists for the Observer. When Punk imitated someone's else's elbow drop, such as Wrestling/BretHart or Wrestling/RandySavage, he was usually spot on with it too [[RuleOfFunny but they found it more fun]] to insist Punk couldn't do elbow drops period.period.
** His debut as a mixed martial artist on 09/10/16 where he lost his first match. It was a pain to see it completely one-sided against him. Even Wrestling/BrockLesnar who also lost his first match at least put up a fight before he was defeated.
3rd Dec '16 10:20:14 PM xXwindsofchangeXx
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** It's kind of sad to think about, particularly if you watch his early career back now, that a guy that was so talented, and put so much of his heart and body into the business, became so burned out and disillusioned that he's quoted as having said that he had no passion left for wrestling, and indeed only found happiness by leaving the industry altogether. He probably had the sort of talent, stability ([[StraightEdge owing to his relatively cleaner lifestyle]]) and mental acumen to pour into the business for ''decades'' in some form or another, but he wants nothing more to do with wrestling.
7th Nov '16 11:27:07 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* VillainDecay: Eventually the IWA Mid-South fans stopped trying to take swipes at him or even arguing to his face [[ActuallyPrettyFunny and started laughing at his insults]]. For WWE, see BadassDecay.
17th Oct '16 8:26:42 AM Movienut376
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***RefugeInAudacity: Both Punk and Cena were the top two draws at the time; any repercussions would have most likely been minimal.
15th Sep '16 8:50:06 AM Beatman1
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* BadassDecay: After turning back heel he spent the majority of the first five months largely ducking John Cena and Wrestling/{{Ryback}} (while receiving continuous "you must fight 'em [again] if you want respect" speeches from anyone who'd approach him), infamously getting his ass kicked one on one by Vince [=McMahon=] once (who '''never''' kicks anyone's ass all by himself) and needing a [[Wrestling/BradMaddox crooked fame-hungry referee]] and [[Wrestling/TheShield three justice-toting mercenaries]] to come to his aid time and again in order to retain his title. The "ducking" part at least was largely rectified at the end of the title run thanks to his feud with the Rock.
* Any semblance of Punk being viewed as a legit badass was destroyed after his fight with Mickey Gall in the UFC, where Punk threw one punch, was taken down, and quickly beaten with virtually no resistance.

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* BadassDecay: BadassDecay:
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After turning back heel he spent the majority of the first five months largely ducking John Cena and Wrestling/{{Ryback}} (while receiving continuous "you must fight 'em [again] if you want respect" speeches from anyone who'd approach him), infamously getting his ass kicked one on one by Vince [=McMahon=] once (who '''never''' kicks anyone's ass all by himself) and needing a [[Wrestling/BradMaddox crooked fame-hungry referee]] and [[Wrestling/TheShield three justice-toting mercenaries]] to come to his aid time and again in order to retain his title. The "ducking" part at least was largely rectified at the end of the title run thanks to his feud with the Rock.
* ** Any semblance of Punk being viewed as a legit badass was destroyed after his fight with Mickey Gall in the UFC, where Punk threw one punch, was taken down, and quickly beaten with virtually no resistance.
15th Sep '16 8:49:19 AM Beatman1
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* Any semblance of Punk being viewed as a legit badass was destroyed after his fight with Mickey Gall in the UFC, where Punk threw one punch, was taken down, and quickly beaten with virtually no resistance.
12th Sep '16 12:24:47 PM ThatIrishReader
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** Punk being granted an automatic match into UFC without any previous fighting credentials to back him up. Many point out that Punk would be a huge draw in increasing buys (and as the match has happened, that seems to be true with more than five hundred thousand buys) but others, including actual MMA fighters themselves have pointed out how unfair it is that Punk gets to walk into a main show match with an 0-0 record as well as taking a huge amount of cash with him when his opponent would be getting a bare fraction of it. Especially when one considers Punk being so frustrated with the WWE was because part-timers walked in and took main event spots from the guys who worked their asses off to get on the card, which is pretty much exactly what he is doing with the UFC. It didn't help after Punk's match with Mickey Gall, in which he tapped out within two minutes of the first round, making the whole two year build-up over his debut look laughable.
31st Aug '16 5:06:52 AM longWriter
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* UnwantedAssistance: This is the problem he's been having with Raw GM John Laurinaitis. In the gauntlet match on ''Raw'' at the end of 2011 with Dolph Ziggler, Punk has Ziggler pinned, but the ref is talking with Laurinaitis, who came out and "fairly" removed Swagger and Vickie Guerrero from ringside for earlier interference, ''during'' the match. Punk goes to ward him off, only to get Zig-Zagged by Dolph for the 1-2-3, which earns him a WWE Title match the following week. In that match, Punk has Ziggler locked in the Anaconda Vice and tapping, only for the ref to miss it again because the Raw GM is "dutifully" instructing the man to replace a turnbuckle pad that came loose during the match.
** This has resulted in Laurinaitis installing himself as the special referee for the Punk-Ziggler title rematch at Royal Rumble, and the PrecisionFStrike of a warning delivered above.
** After being warned that he would be stripped of the his title if Wrestling/TheShield interfered in his match against The Rock at the Royal Rumble, he called them out on Smackdown, and told them not to get involved, saying they stood for justice, and it would be a great injustice if Punk lost the title.
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